What is the truthful viewpoint of reality?
An opinion from the Internet:
“What’s with this “We” crap you keep using?
I know myself quite well. You know me not at all. There is no requirement that you and I form any sort of ‘we”. Whatever choices you make, or don’t make, I have no reason to judge you on it. If you really think you are not capable of making conscious choices, I’ll take you at your word.
I, on the other hand, can look back at my life and see countless “forks in the road.” Nobody forced me or coerced me to make the choices I’ve made. Every day we make choices, most of which are not particularly significant. But some are hugely significant.
Of course, there are forks in the road where the path to choose is obvious. One path is something that attracts my nature, and the other is one that does not. Does that mean I had no choice? No. It means I went with what best suits me.”
There are many ways we can look at ourselves, our lives.
We can look at it from our original subjective, egocentric viewpoint, evaluating everything from our own personal viewpoint and we can learn to acquire a general, systemic viewpoint, let’s say, how Nature looks at us.
If we remain within our own original, subjective, egocentric bubble we feel life as you described, and all people feel by default.
In this viewpoint “I” exist, independent of others, I make choices and mostly I direct my life.
Nature “looks at us as a single, fully integrated species, where each human being is simply a single cell in a single, closed, integrated, living organism. There are also presently unseen cause and effect processes that fully determine, define what we do even before we become conscious of doing it.
As I tried to explain, our only choice is if we remain in our original, egocentric, subjective viewpoint or we learn, adopt the Natural, systemic, complete viewpoint.
In the “we” viewpoint you and I remain exactly how we are, the only thing that changes is how we look at each other and the connection between us — either as rivals, competitors, where we are constant exclusive competition between us, surviving at each other’s expense, or we feel each other as parts of the same living system where mutual integration and cooperation is the key for life and survival.
And while seemingly we have free choice in which viewpoint we adopt, in truth we can already see how evolution, how current events push us towards the integral viewpoint regardless of what we think or want.